Design Technology Staff
For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Miss C Brown the Curriculum Leader.
- Miss C Brown - Curriculum Leader/Textile Technology and Graphic Products
- Mrs R Gregory - Assistant Curriculum Leader/Food Technology
- Mrs C Durkin - Textile Technology
- Mr P Greaves - Resistant Materials
- Mr D Melling - Resistant Materials/Graphic Products (Assistant Headteacher)
- Mrs V Thomas - Food Technology
- Mr D Eden - Electronic Products
- Mr S Coghlan - Technician
The Design and Technology department offers 4 different Technology areas throughout KS3 and KS4. These are Food Technology, Graphical Products , Textile Technology and Resistant Materials. There is also a legacy Electronics group in Year 11.
AT Key stage 3 Year 7 have 3, 60 minute lessons over a two week timetable on an 10 week rotation. Years 8 and 9 have 4 lessons over a two week timetable again on an 10 week rotation. At the end of Year 9 all students choose a Technology subject to study at GCSE. At GCSE students have 5 lessons over two weeks.
The department consists of 3 full time and 4 part time members of staff, supported by a part time technician.
Key Stage 3
Student Activities per Year Group
|Resistant Materials||Bag tag (MDF), hand held game. Materials found in Resistant Materials|
|Textile Technology||Tie dye bag: develop an ideal school bag|
|Food Technology||Fruit salad, dips and dippers, ragu, pasta or cous cous salad, sticky chicken noodles, cake making|
|Graphic Products||Rendering in colour. Design and make Natural feast bar|
|Resistant Materials||Key fob (Acrylic), ID tag (Aluminium). Design and make a themed clock, tools and equipment used in Resistant Materials|
|Textile Technology||Decorative printing techniques: design and make a printed cushion, colour theory, manufactured fibres|
|Food Technology||Bread, pizza, scone, spaghetti bolognese, risotto, pineapple upsidedown cake, cake comparison|
|Graphic Products||3D techniques (oblique and isometric), rendering in colour, design and make a greeting card, 3D graphics and colour enhancement|
|Resistant Materials||Pen holder (acrylic and plywood), mobile phone/TV remote holder developed from final idea to product capable of being mass produced, joining techniques in Resistant Materials|
|Textile Technology||Design and make a textile container, decorative techniques, fastenings|
|Food Technology||Shortbread biscuits, carrot cake, chicken fajitas, chicken curry, lasagne, pie, bread investigation|
|Graphic Products||2D techniques, design and make a music/computer game C; launch and promotion|
Key Stage 4
Please see the images below for examples of GCSE controlled assessment projects that the students have created: